It's back to basics on steak and sides. Ina's shaking it up and turning up the volume on steak house classic recipes and she's getting her friend TR to road test the recipes for her. First, filet Steakhouse Steaks, sauteed then oven roasted to perfection with a fabulous Roquefort and chive sauce to wake up even the most jaded taste buds. Then, she's making over everyone's favorite sides: Sauteed Wild Mushrooms and crispy Cornmeal-Fried Onion Rings.
It's back to basics on how to throw the perfect dinner party. The secret is a meal in three acts with a perfect candy happy ending. To start, easy store-bought appetizers, then Bay Scallop Gratins and to end, two delicious homemade candies: White Chocolate Bark and Fleur De Sel Caramels.
It's back to basics on grilling. Ina's experimenting with new and inventive ways to use the grill, going way beyond hotdogs and hamburgers. First Fettunta, melted mozzarella and prosciutto on grilled bread baked in the grill. Then grilled Chicken gets taken to a whole new level with a delicious Tuscan Lemon marinade. And even salad gets the grilled treatment -- Panzanella like you've never tasted before.
Ina is revealing her foolproof countdown to the holiday meal with recipes for Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, Sausage and Herb Stuffing, Homemade Gravy and Celery Root and Apple Puree.
It's back to basics on bread. Ina's friend is writing an article about interesting ways to use bread so Ina's volunteered to test out three recipes which all use bread in different ways. The contenders are; delicious Salmon Cakes that use white breadcrumbs, a bubbling Golden Bread Pudding With Italian Panettone and a great hearty tomato soup: Pappa al Pomodoro that has bread both in and on it.
It's back to basics on breakfast. Ina gives us the low-down on how to throw the perfect breakfast party and persuades a friend that this is the way forward for easy entertaining. There's make ahead Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits and homemade Strawberry Jam, a fun cocktail called Juice of a Few Flowers and soft Herbed Scrambled Eggs.
It's back to basics on cocktail parties. Ina is writing a plan and showing her friend Jack how to throw the perfect foolproof cocktail party. There are three appetizers to buy; Olives, Marcona Almonds and Salami with Hot House Cucumbers and three to make; delicious Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, Blue Cheese Crackers and Ham and Cheese in Puff Pastry.
It's back to basics on elegant easy entertaining. When people are expecting fancy, make it simple and surprise them with an Italian meal. On the menu a fabulous get ahead Shrimp Scampi and a no cook Fruit Salad with Limoncello and Honey Lemon Yogurt. Plus there are great tips on choosing wine, a great table setting and an Antipasti master class with friends.
It's back to basics on cooking for a crowd as Ina throws a party for theatrical friends. She's sharing her party rules and know-how to demonstrate how to throw big bashes completely stress free. On the menu are Lobster Corn Chowder, Orange Glazed Ham and Fruit Cake Cookies.
It's back to basics on turning up the volume on flavor. Ina's taking everyday favorites and giving them the star treatment by adding one special ingredient. This is the ordinary made extraordinary; Deeply Chocolate Gelato, Lobster Pot Pie and the perfect Vinaigrette for Green Salad.
It's back to basics on food with love. When you want to cook romantic, making food with meaning is the answer. It's Ina and Jeffrey's 40th wedding anniversary and Ina is sharing her secrets on the perfect romantic meal. On the menu are a Campari cocktail, Italian wedding soup, Brownie Pie and anniversary surprises for both Ina and Jeffrey.
Its back to basic on oven rules to turn up the volume on flavor. These are simple oven techniques; cooking on high, low and even off. First the dial gets cranked up to high for a filet of beef that becomes incredible Truffled Sandwiches, then it's down to low for roasted tomatoes that really make a Caprese Salad, then the oven gets switched off for sweet, crisp Meringues Chantilly With syrupy Roasted Berries.
Whatever the occasion, a potluck party is one of the most basic strategies for easy entertaining, especially with Ina's recipes for Short Ribs and Cheddar Dill Corn Bread.
It's back to basics on the big chill: great get ahead food. Ina is stocking her friends up with incredible fridge friendly food. There's everyone's favorite comfort food with the volume turned up -- Truffle Mac and Cheese. For dessert, a Fresh Lemon Mousse decorated with whipped cream. Then, for breakfast, Cinnamon Honey Butter to serve on warm toast. Her friend Michael helps set the house so everything is ready for a back to basics fridge happy welcome home.
Ina's shaking up her top five everyday cheeses and experimenting with new ideas that really think outside the cheese box. With recipes for Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart, Savory Coeur a la Creme, Baked Brie Cheese platter and Roasted Pears With Blue Cheese.
It's back to basics on French food made easy -- delicious food you can make at home. Ina makes Jeffrey a French inspired meal based on bistro favorites barefoot style -- simple, easy, and very delicious. On the menu: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Warm Cider Vinaigrette, followed by Easy Sole Meuniere inspired by the local street markets of Paris, then for dessert, an incredible to look at and taste French Apple Tart. Bon Appetit.
It's back to basics on amping up flavor with the magic factor. It's a day of kitchen chemistry for Ina as she tests recipes with and without the magic ingredient that really unlocks the flavor of a dish. First lemon zest in Easy Cheese Danish, then salt and vinegar add their magic to Chicken Salad Sandwiches and finally Chocolate Ganache Cupcakes with and without coffee. Each recipe with and without its magic ingredient gets put to the taste test by Ina's work colleagues to earn its magic factor title.
Ina's updating some Barefoot bestsellers and sharing shortcuts and know how on Easy Sticky Buns, Mustard Chicken Salad, Roasted Vegetables and Roasted Veg Soup.
It's back to basics on comfort food for company. If you are having people over for dinner the shortcut to making them feel right at home is to serve comfort food. It's warming, delicious, totally unexpected, and always works. Ina makes a comfort dinner to go for a friend who is renovating her kitchen. On the menu: Company Pot Roast and Baked Potatoes With Yogurt and Sour Cream Dressing. This is comfort food for company with the volume turned up.
Start the clock, it's time to get back to basics on cooking in the fast lane. No time? No trouble, even when it comes to cooking for company. Ina is conjuring up a dazzling two course dinner in under an hour. It's going to be fast and fabulous. With recipes for Mustard-Roasted Fish, Dill Fingerling Potatoes, Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli and Honey Vanilla Fromage Blanc with Raspberry Sauce.
This is back to basics on delicious pack and go picnic food. Whether you're brown bagging it or having a dinner alfresco the rules are the same: keep it simple, delicious and portable. Ina demonstrates her pack and go strategies by throwing a picnic in her back garden. Guests get their own picnic bag filled with Roasted Shrimp Salad, Pita Stuffed With Tabbouleh and Shards of Feta, and Ultimate Ginger Cookies served with peaches from the farm stand.
This is back to basics on dinner for unexpected guests. With some store-cupboard staples and freezer standbys Ina shows how you can pull together a fabulous dinner without even stepping out the door. And that's exactly what she's doing for dinner with her friend Miguel who just happens to be in town. She whips up Spring Green Risotto, Shortbread Cookies and Caramel Pecan Sundaes in a flash.
Ina Garten is giving comfort classics a makeover with recipes for Bagels With Smoked Salmon and Whitefish Salad, Virgin Marys, Roasted Potato Leek Soup and Herb Garlic Bread.
Fire up the grill: this is back to basics on beach barbecues. Getting back to basics is all about simplicity, flavor and informality, and nothing illustrates this better than a good old-fashioned beach BBQ. Ina is meeting her friends Michael and Jim at the beach; they're firing up the grill and setting the scene, and she's bringing the food -- Grilled Clams With Basil Breadcrumbs, Niman Ranch Burgers, Caramelized Onions and Chocolate S'mores.
This is back to basics on showing someone you care by saying it with food. Ina prepares a thank you breakfast basket for a friend packed with Date Nut Spice Bread, Orange Marmalade and Homemade Muesli With Red Berries.